Kanye West Presidential Bid Seemingly Ends 10 Days After Announcement

Kanye West had no time to gather enough signatures to appear on state ballots. Just ten days after announcing that he is running for President, it seems like it was a failure.

Steve Kramer said that he is out. He is the adviser who was hired to get West on the ballot by gathering signatures. He had to gather it in two key states: Florida and South Carolina. Kramer said he will provide further information after canceling everything.

Kanye has not responded to the reports yet. In an interview with Forbes, Kanye said that he is taking his red hat off with the interview. West was referring to Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ baseball caps.

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Kanye revealed that like everything else he is doing, he is doing this to win. He announced on Saturday that he will be running for President in the elections of 2020. West makes the announcement just four months before the election.

He revealed he has broken ranks with the President. West said that he would run as a Republican and if Trump chooses to drop out, he will run independently. He further revealed that he will be running under a new party called ‘Birthday Party’. Explaining the idea behind the name, he said that when he wins it will be everybody’s birthday.

Kanye had Little-to-No-Time

West’s 11th-hour White House bid meant he had little-to-no-time to gather enough signatures for the ballot. Kramer said he has nothing good or bad to say about Kanye. He said everybody has their reasons to make certain decisions. The adviser further said running for President is the hardest thing for someone to contemplate.

Kanye denied that he aims to divide the black votes and hurt the chances of Joe Biden, Trump’s opponent from winning. He said it will be a form of racism and white supremacy to suggest that all black people support the Democrats.

Kanye pointed out in the interview that he has never voted in his life. He also shared that he believes vaccines are the ‘mark of the beast’. Kanye revealed that he had been ill with COVID 19 in February. He further said he will be suspicious of any vaccinations developed for the prevention of the same.

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Repeating false theories that link vaccines with child developmental disorders, he said: ‘So when they say the way we’re going to fix COVID is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious.’

Kanye also revealed that he wants the White House Management model based on the secret country of Wakanda in the movie Black Panther. In the four-hour-long interview, he recalls the moment he decided to run for President. He reveals he was in the shower in his mother-in-law’s house when he was offered the MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Awards.

Trump Addressed Kanye’s Move

In an interview at the Oval Office, Trump addressed Kanye running for President. He said it would make a great trial run for his bid to the White House in 2024. Trump said it is interesting and it will be limited because, in some states, he has already missed the deadlines.

In Kanye’s four-hour-long interview he addressed a bunch of things which was the highlight of the interview. He revealed that he was threatened as a black man to support Democrats which prevented him from voting. Kanye addressed the form of racism, white supremacy, white control that says all black people should become Democrats.

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Talking about Trump, Kanye revealed why he supported him all this time. He revealed that Trump allowed God to be a part of the conversation. West further said that he wore a MAGA hat to protest the vote of segregation of votes in the black community. Kanye also revealed that his belief in God has led him to be pro-life.

Kanye’s tweet was met mostly with suspicion, one user referencing his shocking snub of Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs: ‘Imma let you finish but no.’

Kanye has a fluctuating relationship with Donald Trump. Back in 2015, Kanye showed his interest in running for President but said he will hold it off until 2024 after Trump won the election. Kanye has been spotted donning the ‘Make America Great Again’ cap several times including during an Oval Office meeting with Trump.

Controversial Interview and His Bipolar Episode

Kanye also has previously taken to Twitter to show his support to Trump by saying he would have voted for him had he voted in the presidential election in general. In 2016, Kanye met with the President and claimed he wanted to meet him to discuss multicultural issues. The issues included bullying, modernizing curriculums, supporting teachers, and violence in Chicago. He said a direct line of communication is necessary with the President if we want to make changes.

However, in 2017, Kanye deleted all his tweets about Trump. Sources claimed he did not like the new policies especially the travel ban.

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Following Kanye’s controversial Forbes interview and his announcement to run for President, he has sparked concern.

Kanye West is said to be in the middle of a serious bipolar episode and his family is concerned about him. He announced that he will be running for Presidency this year via Twitter. West also made controversial statements in his interview with Forbes.

In the interview, he slammed Planned Parenthood. West described it as an organization run by ‘white supremacists to do the Devil’s work’, drawing widespread criticism online.

An entertainment portal claims that West has a serious bipolar condition which affects his decision-making skills. His statements have raised a lot of criticism. West’s family is concerned but they believe he will get past this as he has before.

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